fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a 3 finger, creamy tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Tons of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, roasted nuts, hints of char, earthy spice and pine and herbal hops. Lots more coffee flavor up front followed by lots of roast, some char, roasted nuts, dar caramel, earth, campfire char, lots of chocolate comes in toward the finish with herbal and light pine hops. Medium body, creamy entry and a thinner, off dry finish with a moderate strength, blanketing carbonation. Realy good stuff, seems more like an Imperial Stout to me, but who cares, its good. the mouthfeel could use a little help, but it’s not too bad.
GG (2115) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Big and tasty. Like an amped up, Imperial Brown ale. Coffee and roated malt aroma. Great coffee and roasted malts on the palate. Medium sweetness kept this in near perfect balance. Top of the Pops.
hayduke (3390) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A draft pour at The :Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA. Came in my glass very dark brown being almost black with a creamy light tan head and excellent lacing . Nose is chocolate coffee. Smells like a stout. Full body with a rich creamy mouth feel. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee and there are lots of bittering hops and some citrus underneath. Very full flavored beer.
kapusil (614) - HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle. Black body with a light brown head. Aroma of reisins, cocoa, chocolate and some booze. Taste of chocolate, nutmeg, cocoa and booze. Medium bodied, creamy beer. I like it.
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep brown with small head. Rich malt with big chocolate and light coffee. Good flavor to this beer. Bordering on porter-ish.
jmohno (1106) - Iowa, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown to black, heady from a room temp bomber chilled a few hours, heavy hiss opened. Almost 2 years old. Aromas of sourish day old coffee or months old for that matter, chocolate and a heavy anise character but I can see that as part of the coca nibs having eaten them before. Coco nibs seem to dominate now that I think about it. There is some complexity and this reminds me of a barley wine as well some. Malty mealy rich roast chocolate anise. I like this a lot better than most strong ales. Its a pretty creamy ale slick and smooth as well. I think I would rather try this when its fresher though.
AdiBeer (1370) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: intense coffee, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, white head.
Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, heavy coffee, some sours coming up, toasted malts. Overall: interesting Brown Ale, very intense on coffee. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.
Christpuncher (1254) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
excllent brown ale that borders on a porter. strong coffee flavor with a sweet bitter finish. had at 222oz bomber pour at home. pours almost black with a tan head.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, though the flavor was a little better. The body was great...medium bodied and full flavored while not really showing the abv. The cocoa on the palate was wonderful...bitter and only slightly sweet, with a nice interplay between the malts, the cocoa, and the coffee. Hope to see this again."
BelgianBeerGal (3203) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours about like a porter. Aroma is nice roasted malt and milk chocolate. Rich flavor reminiscent of hot chocolate. Nice.
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice dark brown. Intense coffee ok the nose, but so much other than expected. The coffee does well with the general mellowness of the brown ale. One of the best browns ive ever had.
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